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accused of plotting a terror attack on u.s. soil. a live report coming up. >>> nasa struggling to find its footing after retiring the shuttle program. we'll take a look at a new study suggesting that underfunding could threaten america's future in space. >> all three engines up and burning. two, one, zero and lift-off, the finalist off of atlantis on the shoulders of the space shuttle. america will continue the dream. jon: that was the final space shuttle launch july 8th, 2011 signaling the end of an era for nasa. federal funding for the space agency has fallen flat. it has come under constant threats of more cuts in recent years. a new study suggests that underfunding and lack of focus could lead to nasa's demise. despite the mars rover curiosity and president's calls for manned missions to mars, nasa appears to be losing its edge in space exploration? we have tom jones, four times former shuttle as snow naught for nasa and planetary scientist. what do you think of nasa's problems? at this point there are no plans to return humans to space until 2020, is that right, tom? >> americans are
nasa works and so many others have not, my fear, though, we would not have had the same liberty then if we were dealing with the same debt we were today and, yet, you are now compounding it by arguing for more spending. >> the whole discussion around the fiscal cliff is a stimulus program, rather stimulus by further tax cut but a 98 percent or for 100 percent, whether stimulus by extending the payroll --. >>neil: where is the stimulus in extending rates that are already there. >>guest: why, why, why are economists saying we could have a recession without dealing with the cliff live? by taking so much money out of the market by people who would be spending it or by cutting government spending, either by too large an increase in taxes or by too large a cut in government spending, they are saying that would reverse the economic recovery. the whole package was packaged. >>neil: let me ask where we stand now. i wanted to cut to the chase, and whether you think a deal will be done and what it will look like. >>guest: we will do a deal and we will do a deal that week between christmas
for what was your final mission to the moon 40 years ago today. we'll talk with a former nasa astronaut. >> hippi 2, y hoppity. da-da-da. hippity hopping along. falcon 109. i couldn't have that, bob. it's just too beautiful. [ loud party sounds ] hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've gotine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. and i'm here to tell homeowners that are 62 and older about a great way to live a better retirement. it's called a reverse mortgage. [ male announcer ] call right now to receive your free dvd and booklet with no obligation. it answers questions like how a reverse mortgage works, how much you qualify for, the ways to receive your money, and more. plus, when you call now, you'll get this magnifier with l.e.d. light absolutely free. when you call the experts at one reverse mortgage today, you'll learn the benefits of a government-insured reverse mortgage. it will eliminate your monthly mortgage payments and give you tax-f
some good news. nasa has confirmed there are no asteroids or other objects hurdling towards the earth. i'm afraid the mayans are wrong again. the world will not end on december 21st. fates will punish us for being overconfident. contrary to popular belief, it also won't probably end on the 31st either. washington and much of the media would like to have us believe that financial armageddon is around the corner. whether we find ourselves at the fiesta -- i'm like nixon on "laugh in." it's all the same to our next guest. he argues we need a morning after strategy because it's what we do after january 1st that makes all the difference. in the guest spot today jay peloski, an investment strategist. let me dust the confetti off the first question to you here. something that's been lost in the discussion here about the fiscal slope -- i will not call it the f word so they don't bomb me again here. something lost in the discussion is basically this is a discussion about austerity. about the dangers of austerity at this time for our economy. the flipside of that is and you've written about th
while it exists from way up in space. nasa just released these pretty spectacular images of earth at night. taken from a new satellite. dense galaxy clusters come alive there in the dark. the remarkably detailed views even show brightly lit boats along the nile river. flames from mideast oil exploration and raging wildfires in australia. that is detailed. >> i think my kids night light in new york city showed up there too. >>> a look at your weather, everybody. rain, mountain snow in the northwest. a chance of showers, denver, des moines, ohio valley, scattered showers in the northeast. coldest air of the season for the northeast. bundle up. >> yes, 39 in boston. 42 in new york. 40s from detroit, to the twin city. pacific norlthwest. >> icicles in there. >>> this time of year the stories are great to see. the kind where people are giving gifts rather than buying them. what? altruism. >> even better when the gifts are given with nothing expected in return. in tennessee, an anonymous donor dropped 48, $100 bills into a red kettle outside a k mart in chattanooga. a note said please g
ending the war on drugs. sxwlirchlgts how nasa is protecting astronauts from radiation in space and how florians can actually cash in on invading pythons. we'll get right in. a job market being painted today. it's a picture that really is surprising a lot of folks. the labor department says that 146,000 jobs were added in november. that is almost double the 77,000 that economists were actually expecting. unemployment fell to 7.7%. that is the lowest level in nearly four years. christine romans is breaking it down. >> by now you've seen the headline, a stronger than expected jobs report for the month of november. let's look inside those numbers. you've got 40% of the unemployed have been out of work for six months or longer. that's called long-term unemployment. still something we got to work on. we need to get better next year. the underemployment rate 14.4%. those are the number of people who are out of work or are working part-time, but would like to be working full-time. people who are not fully, fully employed in the labor market. 14.4%. sometimes that's also called the real unemplo
. scientists want to analyze how the human body reacts to long-term exposure in orbit. this is part of nasa's larger plan to one day send man to mars but the journey, get this, takes eight months one way. so they must understand how the body reacts to those conditions. researchers already know it can affect eyesight. >> we discovered that some crewmembers are having some pressure in their intracain ya'll pressure, pressure in the vain system in their brains and spinal cord especially. that was causing in some crewmembers a vision impact. >> reporter: training for this mission starts early next year with the official launch date in the spring of 2015. jenna. jenna: pretty remarkable. when you think about the story, you wonder why can't we do the fiscal cliff thing? >> reporter: right. jenna: if we can put somebody in space for a year. >> reporter: we need to ask our lawmakers, right. jenna: casey, incredible story. gregg: you can put the man on the moon but you can't --. all right. researchers may have found what could be the earliest known dinosaur to walk the earth. the mysterious fossil f
. it looks even better in hd. they didn't have that 40 years ago, did they. captain gene cernan former nasa astronaut with us now. n her, il by the way is hosting this. traveled all over the country to conduct these interviews. it's great to have you. gene, i just want you to tell our audience, if you can, what you want them to understand about what was done then, four decades ago. >> all right. you know, this -- today, as a matter of fact, bill, is the launch date 40 years ago, and in a week it will be 40 years since those final steps, and what i really want to have happen, we've got almost two full generation, a half of seven tour reef young men and young women in a country today who neither weren't born when neil walked on the moon or diapers or knee pants when i made the last steps. i want to remind them what happened in this country from alan shepard's first steps into space when actually i look them as the first steps on the moon when we didn't even know we were going, and what it took this country, the dead today indication, the commitment of hundreds of thousands of people in this c
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